The recent new stories surrounding Paul Walker sound a lot more headline-grabbing and salacious than the reality. Recent reports have been alleging that Paul Walker’s family has been demanding nearly $2 million from the family of Roger Rodas, who was the driver of the Porsche that crashed and killed both of them. However, it’s not as though that $2 million is for killing Paul or causing the crash, or anything of that sort. No, apparently Roger Rodas’ heirs haven’t turned over $1.8 million worth of cars from Paul Walker’s exotic car collection that they happen to have.
Paul’s family – rightly so – wants what legally belongs to them, as per Paul Walker’s will. When Paul was alive, he probably allowed Roger to keep some of the cars in his collection, but they don’t belong to Roger and they certainly don’t belong to Roger’s heirs.
Then again, Roger’s family will probably contest the claim by saying that Paul and Roger co-owned a car shop named Always Evolving, and these cars were the property of the shop – not the property of Paul Walker. Unfortunately, this sort of thing tends to happen a lot, and it’s unfortunate because I doubt Paul Walker or Roger Rodas would have wanted their legacy to be contested like this. By all accounts, they were very good friends and their deaths were due to a tragic accident. If either one of them was alive, I’m sure they would have managed to come up with a reasonable solution to this car dilemma, but as it is, it looks like both Paul’s family and Roger’s family are willing to duke it out in court – if it comes to that.
What do you guys think? Is this just an attempt by Paul’s family to get more money out of the situation? Or are they entitled to all of Paul’s possessions, even if the cars don’t technically belong to Paul anymore? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.